Adolf Hitler

At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the
small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was
the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara.
As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir.
One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later
used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He
received good marks in most of his classes. However in his last year of school
he failed German and Mathematics, and only succeeded in Gym and Drawing. He
drooped out of school at the age of 16, spending a total of 10 years in school.
From childhood one it was his dream to become an artist or architect. He was
not a bad artist, as his surviving paintings and drawings show but he never
showed any originality or creative imagination. To fullfil his dream he had
moved to Vienna the capital of Austria where the Academy of arts was located.
He failed the first time he tried to get admission and in the next year, 1907 he
tried again and was very sure of success. To his surprise he failed again. In
fact the Dean of the academy was not very impressed with his performance, and
gave him a really hard time and said to him "You will never be painter." The
rejection really crushed him as he now reached a dead end. He could not apply
to the school of architecture as he had no high-school diploma. During the next
35 years of his live the young man never forgot the rejection he received in the
dean\'s office that day. Many Historians like to speculate what would have
happened IF.... perhaps the small town boy would have had a bit more
talent....or IF the Dean had been a little less critical, the world might have
been spared the nightmare into which this boy was eventually to plunge it.

While living in Vienna Hitler he made his living by drawing small pictures
of famous landmarks which he sold as post cards. But he was always poor. He was
also a regular reader of a small paper which claimed that the Araban race was
superior to all and was destined to rule the world. The paper blamed Communists
and Jews for all their problems and hitler agreed to those views. Hitler agree
with most of the points made in the publication. He continued to live a poor
live in Vienna and in 1913 decided to move to Munich. Still living in Vienna
and being Austrain by birth, Hitler showed more loyalty to the Geramny. He
thought that the Aryan race was destined to rule the world. Many believe that
he tried to escape the draft but it was never proven. His live in Munich was
not much better then before and he continued to be poor. Then in 1914 World War
I broke out and Hitler saw this as a great opportunity to show his loyalty to
the "fatherland" by volunteering for the Imperial army. He did not want to
fight in the Austrian Army. Hitler was a good soldier. Many of political
opponents claimed that he was a coward but records clearly show that he was not.
He received to awards of bravery but never achieved a high Rank.
In 1918 Germany surrendered and Hitler was very upset about the loss. He
believed that it was the Jews and the Communists who betrayed the "fatherland"
and it was here that his disliking of the Jews most likely began. Germany after
the war was in chaos. With no real Government to control the country, many
groups tried to take control. One day a big communist group staged a big riot
but another group of ex-soldiers including Hitler managed to hold them back.

Since there were not many chances for employment Hitler stayed in the army.
Hitler was assigned the job of going go to various meetings of groups which
sprang up like mushrooms and to report on them. One day September 12, 1919 - a
fateful day in history, Hitler was sent to investigate a small group which
called itself the "German Workers Party". Hitler was not to happy about his
assignment. He thought it wouldn\'t be worth it to even go. At the group mainly
talked about